Claiming Compensation For An Amputation Injury
If you need advice about an amputation claim Mulderrigs are here to help.
We can’t change what has happened.
But we might be able to help you put your life back together.
Our expert solicitors have been handling amputation claims for over twenty-five years.
How Much Can You Claim For An Amputation?
It’s impossible for us to give an accurate valuation of an amputation claim without speaking to you and gathering all the necessary evidence.
But we can set out some initial guidelines about the value of the claim.
|Area Of Amputation|| |
Range Of Valuations
|Amputation of both arms||£211,000 – £263,000|
|Amputation at the shoulder||£120,270|
|Amputation above the elbow||£96,150 – £114,810|
|Amputation below the elbow||£84,310 – £96,150|
|Total loss of both hands||£123,310 – £176,660|
|Total loss of index finger||£16,420|
|Partial loss of index finger||£10,670 – £16,420|
|Total loss of both legs||£211,150 – £247,280|
|Below-knee amputation of both legs||£176,660 – £236,840|
|Above-knee amputation of one leg||£91,190 – £120,530|
|Below-knee amputation of one leg||£85,910 – £116,620|
|Amputation of both feet||£148,540 – £176,660|
|Amputation of one foot||£73,620 – £96,150|
|Amputation of all toes||£32,020 – £49,180|
|Amputation of big toe||£27,450|
|These guideline figures are in respect of compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity alone.|
Additional damages for things like loss of earnings, medical treatment and provision of prosthetics (see the headings below) could massively increase the overall value of any settlement.
The figures are taken from “The Guidelines” issued by the Judicial College and relied upon by all Judges, barristers and solicitors.
It is not uncommon for amputation claims to be settled for more than £1,000,000.
The best way to get an initial valuation of your own claim is to speak to on of our experienced expert solicitors.
So please just get in touch.
We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Loss of Earnings In Amputation Claims
An amputation injury often leads to a massive loss of earnings.
And even after a returning to work many clients face lengthy future absences from work.
Clients who have undergone an amputation are usually at a permanent disadvantage on the job market.
There are lots of jobs in the workplace that they are now unable to apply for.
They often also retire from work far sooner than they would have liked.
So our expert solicitors are very experienced at preparing detailed calculations of past and future loss of earnings.
Prosthetics (Artificial Limbs) In Amputation Claims
There have been massive improvements in prosthetic technology in recent years.
So many people who undergo an amputation as a result of an accident can return to a very active lifestyle.
The achievements of athletes at the Paralympics and the Invictus Games show just what can be achieved.
But the cost of providing the best prosthetics can easily amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds.
So it is essential to obtain detailed expert evidence about prosthetics.
And the expert’s evidence must include a calculation of future costs for the rest of our client’s life.
Aids & Equipment In Amputation Claims
Clients who have undergone an amputation often need lots of aids and appliances to help with day-to-day living.
This may include things like: wheelchairs, specialist showers, stair lifts, automatic vehicles.
Once again, the lifetime cost of providing these aids can be enormous.
So you should instruct a solicitor who is very familiar with amputation claims.
Psychological / Psychiatric Injury In Amputation Claims
Clients in amputation claims are often left with permanent pain and financial difficulties.
So psychological or psychiatric problems are very common.
This should be investigated by proper experts.
It can be a major part of any claim.
But more importantly it can lead to our client getting the treatment they need.
Compensation For Care In Amputation Claims
Many of our clients in amputation claims have had lots of unpaid care from friends and family.
Friends and family make meals, do housework or act as an unofficial taxi service.
In addition, the travelling expenses and hospital parking charges can amount to thousands of pounds.
And all of this can be claimed back if the case is successful.
Our clients often also have a permanent need for future care.
This can include things like cleaning or gardening which they will now have to pay for.
The cost of future care can add thousands of pounds to the value of an amputation claim.
Clients who have undergone an amputation often face extensive future treatment.
This may involve physiotherapy, further surgery, psychological treatment and so on.
The cost of future treatment can be massive.
So it is essential to include a detailed calculation in any claim.
Get In Touch
An accident involving an amputation is a terrible ordeal.
And if you are considering a claim there is a great deal for us to talk about.
So there is no substitute for getting some face to face advice in the comfort of your own home.
We will be happy to see you at home for an initial chat without any obligation at all.
So please just get in touch.